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Title:
Overcoming postpartum depression and anxiety / Linda Sebastian, A.R.N.P.
ISBN:
9781943886005
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Independent Pub Group 2016

Omaha, Nebraska : Addicus Books, Inc., [2016]
Physical Description:
175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Abstract:
"Every year nearly 400,000 women--approximately 15 percent of all new mothers--face postpartum disorders. Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy, yet few understand it or are prepared to deal with it. This book examines the symptoms, causes, and treatment of postpartum depression. Topics covered include: risk factors for postpartum disorders, effects of a mother's depression on her baby, how medications and psychotherapy can help, mental health treatments and medications, and emotional support for new fathers"-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

Every year nearly 400,000 women--approximately 15 percent of all new mothers--face postpartum disorders. Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy, yet few understand it or are prepared to deal with it. This book examines the symptoms, causes, and treatment of postpartum depression. Topics covered include: risk factors for postpartum disorders, effects of a mother's depression on her baby, how medications and psychotherapy can help, mental health treatments and medications, and emotional support for new fathers.


Author Notes

Linda Sebastian has been a psychiatric nurse for twenty-five years. She is the author of numerous professional journal articles and has been a featured speaker in the United States and China. She lives in Fort Myers, Florida.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
1 Postpartum Disorders: An Overviewp. 1
2 Postpartum Bluesp. 17
3 Postpartum Depressionp. 24
4 Postpartum Anxiety Disordersp. 44
5 Postpartum Psychosisp. 64
6 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderp. 70
7 Psychotherapy for Postpartum Disordersp. 76
8 Treatment: Medication and Non-Medicationp. 85
9 Help for Fathers and Familiesp. 108
10 Looking Aheadp. 117
Bibliographyp. 127
Resourcesp. 135
Glossaryp. 143
Indexp. 147
About the Authorp. 157

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